Having heard about Eastland Sushi & Asian Cuisine, I was prepared for a culinary tour. Boy, did the restaurant come through.
The lobby is a combination of Japanese and Chinese decor. The main feature there is a well-stocked koi pond that draws in children like a magnet. The Chinese-themed main dining room features marble topped tables, two of which seat eight in the round with huge canzhuo zhuanpan (lazy Susan-like turntables) in the center. Chinese-style wooden chairs and subdued lighting over the booth tables and across the ceiling provide a relaxed and gentle ambiance to the room. Despite having every table filled, the room was surprisingly calm and quiet.
A second smaller private dining room at the rear of the main room is themed with a Japanese motif, featuring large Japanese paintings. And there is a sushi bar and a cocktail bar in separate rooms off the lobby. Both were jammed.
I had a problem the minute I picked up the menu. The restaurant offers 200 items, with 62 varieties of sushi alone. For heaven’s sake, the take-out menu is seven pages filled with small type.
If you’ve a hankering for Chinese or Japanese this is your nirvana. I want to give you more than just a hint about the wide scope of their menu, but gentle readers just listing all 200 would leave no room for the review.